Rutledge Announces Arrest of Two Central Arkansas
April 10, 2018
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced the arrests of two central Arkansas women on unrelated fraud charges.
Deborah Tyler, 60, of Jacksonville, turned herself into the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office and has been released. She is charged with three counts of Medicaid fraud, Class A misdemeanors. She is accused of billing for services not rendered to three separate patients at a long term care facility in Little Rock. This case was referred to the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit by the Office of Long Term Care.
Nancy Evans, 57, of Ward, also turned herself into the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office and has been released. She is charged with one count of drug fraud, a Class D felony. She is accused of stealing medications intended to be disposed of at the Arkansas Department of Health. Evans was responsible for delivering expired and unused narcotics from a Little Rock nursing and rehabilitation center to a disposal facility. The medications include pills, morphine and fentanyl patches.
Medicaid fraud occurs when providers use the Medicaid program to obtain money to which they are not entitled. To report Medicaid fraud or abuse or neglect in residential care facilities, contact the Attorney General’s Medicaid fraud hotline at (866) 810-0016 or firstname.lastname@example.org.